Monthly Archives: December 2013

What Adoptees Won’t Tell You About Gifts

Dear Diary, I love all the gifts and stuff this time of year, but I get really scared when it is time for me to open my gifts. When everybody is watching me….boy, I really feel scared. When I don’t know what is inside, I’m afraid I won’t like it and then what do I do? If I do like

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Be Cautious About Adoptee Triggers

We adoptees get overwhelmed in a sensory way this time of the year. We can’t stand a lot of “overload.” My mom used to say, “You get wild.” I thought I was just having lots of fun. They didn’t know what to do with me, especially when I punched my fist through the door of the refrigerator! Or, when I

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